Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
and a remarkable life that he led. president obama here at home has ordered flags at the white house to be lowered in tribute. nelson mandela could have been bitter after spending 27 years in prison among the worst conditions imaginable. instead of revenge, when he was released he sought reconciliation. he became south africa's first democratically elected and first black president and forge ad legacy of forgiveness and unit. bill: we learned moments ago, mandela's national funeral will take place december 15th, nine days from now. greg palkot leading coverage. greg, you were in south africa six months ago. how are people reacting there? >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were outside the pretoria hospital whereenelson mandela laid gravely ill couple months ago. we saw the outpouring. the scenes we're looking at now from south africa is just the beginning. it will continue. crowds are gathering outside of the johannesburg house where mandela spent last troubling weeks and months. they're marking the passing of the person they can the father of their country. they're mourning and also celebrating
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
will get help at a later time. >> reporter: the white house confirming president obama will soon become a customer of obamacare signing up using the federal plagued federal explaining. when that happens whether there are live cameras in the room have not been stated. so we thought it would be interesting from you today, what do you think? president obama has an issue signing up for health insurance? send us a tweet @billhemmer and martha maccallum. martha: i don't think there will be a live camera when he tries to sign on. martha: the holiday shopping season could be a whole new ballgame. this is very interesting. overall sales are down. but sales figures show that online retailers are surging this holiday season and they are beating out the regular old stores. amazon.com reporting sales up 44% from last year. think about that. e-bay is up 32% year over year. ibm reports sales rose 18%. with people spending $2.2 billion on cyber monday. people are shopping online and they are shopping from their ipads and phones. this looks like a remaking of the retail sector in many way. >> reporter:
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
, 12, 14 million people have lost share coverage. bill: it's reported president obama met one time with kathleen sebelius i in the leadup to obamacare. you said when the rollout happens that the first emergency meeting the montana calls at the white house was in mid-october. that would make it two weeks after the first of october. is that true? >> yeah. this was a report this weekend in the "new york times." the president is disengaged. we have seen his disengagement no more rightly shown than in this implementation of obamacare. he says we are finding out how difficult it is to purchase health insurance. has he ever had to purchase health insurance in his life or has it just been handed to him. i run a small business and i know how much agony goes into it of year to get the understand for my people. the president has been disengaged from this process, nobody has been in charge. he's certainly not been in charge. the way he has handled it has been shown in the lousy implementation of this law. karl rove back home in texas today. martha: will florida state's star quarterback be forc
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
democratic senators are pushing back. republican senators are pushing back. the white house is saying look, it is a solid achievement with what we've got here. >> maybe, maybe not. you won't know until the six months are up. effectively what obama said, if you like your nuclear weapons program, iran, you can keep it, period. he means it this time. what we have given up in exchange though, we have given up one leverage we which is sanctions, punishment on their economy. we've given that up. even though the president may say oh, if they don't abide by it, we'll reimpose sanctions. he won't be able to because there will be pressure by companies -- bill: senator corker said at height of leverage, we negotiated a deal out of this with not a single centrifuge being dismantled. >> bill, it is crazy. there are 19,000 centrifuges spinning in iran. there are twice as many centrifuges in iran than starbucks in america. not one will turn down. not one turn off. they may give up some enriched-uranium. they have the ability to make more tomorrow, in six months. so, yeah it is good we're talking to iran?